Thursday, March 31, 2016

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen


Adulthood Is a Myth: A "Sarah's Scribbles" collection by Sarah Andersen

Review by Lauren

source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own

Official SummaryDo you love networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away.

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all.


Review: This book is hilarious, and oh so easy to relate too! Seriously, you need this book in your life. It would make a really humorous, tongue-in-cheek graduation gift! This book is full of really cute drawings/comics from Ms. Andersen that perfectly capture the awkward, anxiety-inducing nature of growing up and dealing with life, love, work, and so much more.

It's honestly difficult to really talk about this book without showing you what I mean, so I am going to include some samples of the book that I found online. Of course, all of these comics belong to Andersen, but hopefully they will entice you to grab this book the next time you go book shopping.

This above comic is so easy for me to understand. As a blogger and English major, I feel like I have written communication down pretty well. However, when it comes to speaking out loud, especially in front of a crowd, things can get a bit dicey. I will admit that I have gotten a lot better at this, but it's still pretty frightening for me!


One of the things that I absolutely loved about these little comics is that Andersen is clearly a lover of books. Huzzah! This above comic is surely something we have all done at least once in our life, but who are we kidding? I'm sure we've done it way more than once.

What do you think of this book and the comics I shared? Would you check this out?

16 comments:

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

Haha - that first comic. This does look funny and very relatable.

Melliane said...

I saw the pictures on facebook it sounded somuch fun

Erika Sorocco said...

I seriously need this book in my life. Those illustrations are just brill!

xx

Tracy Terry said...

What a great title and one especially apt for all of those not quite adult males out there. Some great examples of the humour contained within the books, I'll be sure to keep a look out for them.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

You are right, this just looks like fun, and I think we all need more humor as adults.

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

I feel like I have seen that last little comic around quite a bit - love it!!! Looks like a really cute book :)

Kindlemom said...

This does look like a really fun and interesting read, love those comics!

Joyous Reads said...

Sarah is my spirit animal, I swear. She just gets me, you know?

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds fab, and you are right it would make a great grad gift!

The Bibliophile Babe said...

This looks hilarious!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh that sounds like a hoot!

Lexxie Lin said...

Ha! Being an 'adult' just means making things up as we go, and try to look confident about it :D I need this book, Lauren, thanks for sharing!
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I don't think I'll ever have the speaking-out-loud in front of others when it comes to presentations etc down. I mean, I mumble as it is, but my mind goes totally blank. So this sounds relatable!

Lola R said...

This one looks great! And the verbal communication one is so me. I remember when I was job searching and I got an anxiety boast every time I had an interview or my phone rang and I was a mess trying to figure out what to say and who was on the phone. Written communication is so much easier. Luckily with my job as tour organizer I can do all the communications through e-mail, I love that!
Those comics look so relatable and fun, I can see why you enjoyed this one! And that's great she's a book lover as well!

Tanya Atkinson said...

Oh, this one looks hilarious. At 40+ I still think adulting kinda sucks and is highly overrated. LOL This one would be so fun to pick up and read bits at a time. :)

Charlie Anderson said...

I think I need this book!